DO LESS, BETTER: THE AUDACITY OF STEWARDSHIP IN GREAT POWER COMPETITION

When all you have is a hammer, everything starts to look like a nail. That’s how the old saying goes and there’s a lot of truth to that statement. When the U.S. government expands the DoD’s capabilities to support the whole-of-government approach to world politics does everything start to look like a military problem? WAR ROOM welcomes Scott Harr to look at the militarization of the competitive space short of war. He argues that the DoD has to ensure that it holds three relationships in constant and correct balance: it must expand the competitive space without exacerbating it, internalize the relevant lessons from adversaries without militarizing them, and it must integrate capabilities without duplicating them across the interagency.